The first time I went to Key West, I made it a point to go to Mallory Square and watch the sunset each evening. There’s no doubt it’s a touristy thing, but there’s no denying the spectacular view there.
But a funny thing happened…
After going a few times, I stopped going because I’d already “done that.” Last time it dawned on me that I hadn’t been to there in a few years, so I made an appointment to see the sunset.
Boy am I glad I did…
As usual, the square was filled with buskers, and peddlers hawking cheap jewelry and cheaper t-shirts. There were a couple bad musicians and a couple great ones.
There was a fundamentalist guy, complete with a white board presentation on why Jesus was the only way to heaven. And there was a performer from the Caribbean, who amazed a crowd of about 200 of us with his acrobatic stunts, deadpan humor, and marketing tactics that had people digging into their pockets.
And of course the sunset was incredible. Just like it always is, except I had been taking it for granted.
What about you?
What is the thing that you have been taking for granted? Where’s the special place you go to watch a sunrise or a sunset? And what are you going to do about it?